Members of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Services were quick to knock down a kitchen fire which got out of control during the supper Wednesday. Officials say residents at the Anne Street South home attempted to extinguish the flames and escaped without injury. They also say the home did have working smoking alarms. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Kitchen fire on Anne Street

Members of the Barrie Fire and Emergency Services were quick to knock down a kitchen fire which got out of control during the supper Wednesday.

Chelsea Davis, 15, performs a Janis Joplin tune during Tuesday's City of Barrie Street Performer Auditions held in front of a panel of judges at the Rotunda. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Taking it to the streets

Chelsea Davis, 15, performs a Janis Joplin tune during Tuesday's City of Barrie Street Performer Auditions held in

Denise Grimley, who has lived on the south shore of Lake St. John for 25 years, says the water that has come from the lake has spread out about 60 feet. GISELE WINTON SARVIS/THE PACKET & TIMES

Water spills its banks

Schools of fish, frogs and waterfowl are crossing Sheba Drive while some residents have to travel through thigh-deep water in hip waders to get to ...

The Barrie Sharks novice 'A' rep team won the Brampton Canadettes Girls Hockey 47th annual Easter Tournament recently. In the championship game, Barrie defeated the Durham West Lightning, 4-3. The Brampton Canadettes Easter Tournament is the world’s largest and longest-running female hockey tournament. Teams of all ages and categories from across Canada and the United States compete in this annual tournament. In the front row, from left, are Faith Gilroy, Madison Levac, Taryn Morris and Aleiyah Sutton. In the second row are Ireland McCloskey, Marisa Lacroix, Bridgette Swinford, Abby Robinson, Kelsey McKnight, Summer Madronich, Montelene Dymond, Taliyah Hildebrandt and Sydney White. Standing are Hayley Therrien, Ciara Quigley, Mira Robbenhaar and Sydney Gill. The staff includes assistant coach Joey Levac, head coach Mike White, trainer Marc Gill and assistant coach Derek Hildebrandt. The novice team's season comes to an end with numerous successes, including winning tournaments in Oshawa, Leaside and Etobicoke, as well as silver in Scarborough, and bronze in Cambridge and within the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League. SUBMITTED

Sharks go out on top

The Barrie Sharks novice 'A' rep team won the Brampton Canadettes Girls Hockey 47th annual Easter Tournament on Sunday.

Eldridge gets the call

Barrie native Jessie Eldridge could one day don the maple leaf at the Olympics with the Canadian national women's hockey team.

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